Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo

Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo

4 Reviews
From: EatingWell.com, October 2017

Unbelievably rich and creamy, this easy vegan Alfredo is bound to become a favorite. Be sure to check the ingredient list on your unsweetened almond milk, as some contain vanilla flavoring even if they aren't labeled as such. For this recipe, you'll want almond milk without any vanilla.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 cups small cauliflower florets
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 8 ounces whole-wheat fettuccine
  • ½ cup "no-chicken" broth (see Tip) or vegetable broth
  • ¼ cup plain unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground white or black pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh herbs, such as chives, basil and/or parsley

Preparation

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  1. Bring 1 inch water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Add cauliflower and garlic; cover and steam until very tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Drain well. Return the pasta to the pot.
  3. Transfer the cauliflower and garlic to a blender. Add broth, almond milk, oil, mustard, salt and pepper. Blend until very smooth and creamy. Pour the sauce over the pasta and toss to coat. Serve topped with herbs.
  • Tip: Chicken-flavored broth, a vegetarian broth despite its name, is preferable to vegetable broth in some recipes for its hearty, rich flavor. Often called "no-chicken broth," it can be found with the soups in the natural-foods section of most supermarkets.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 284 calories; 9 g fat(1 g sat); 7 g fiber; 45 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 75 mcg folate; 0 cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 162 IU vitamin A; 30 mg vitamin C; 63 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 401 mg sodium; 433 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (50% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3
  • Exchanges: 2½ starch, 1½ fat, ½ vegetable

Reviews 4

December 17, 2017
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By: Jane Lacewing
It's dishes like this that get people making fun of us. Please can we just call it "pasta with cauliflower puree sauce" because it's not remotely Alfredo. Two stars because at least pasta tastes good (but semolina pasta is much better). Basically this is a dish for people who have been eating vegan so long they don't remember what dairy tastes like.
December 05, 2017
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By: Christopher Rodriguez
I was kinda nervous because this is my first vegan meal I made but it was really easy and very good!!
December 04, 2017
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By: Leeann Cannon
This was great. Like Lisa said in her comment, don't expect full on Alfredo sauce flavor. The texture is spot on but the taste is a tad different - but delicious! I added mushrooms which were a great taste compliment. Also, I topped with chives.
October 20, 2017
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By: Lisa Valente
I love this twist on alfredo. It's definitely not going to taste like a traditional alfredo—it's lighter and healthier and has veggies though! A lot of my friends can't eat dairy and this is a perfect creamy sauce for me to make when they come over.
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